Don’t let super lice spoil summer camp

Tackle lice head-on with Vamousse® for pre-arrival treatment and during-camp defense

It is no surprise that summer camp can be a summer home for head lice. With the growing presence of super lice, more camps are performing head checks on registration day to help prevent these unwanted guests. Children who are found to have lice may be delayed from entering while being treated, or potentially sent home. Parents who examine their child at home for lice not only help guard against an infestation, but also save their child the frustration of being diagnosed with lice during camp registration.

“It’s important for parents to know that lice can be present before there are any symptoms such as itching. Exponential growth of an infestation and the transmission of lice to others can occur before there are any telltale signs,” says Jason Schmidt, an entomologist and Director of Product Development. “Catching an outbreak of lice early is vital to helping control the spread of lice.”

The CDC states that there are up to 12 million reported cases of head lice infestation among children 3 to 11 in the United States every year.[ref][/ref] The likelihood of exposure increases at places like school and camp as children share belongings and are in close proximity.

“Prior to dropping kids off at summer camp, parents should do a thorough head-check and if lice are not found consider making a simple switch to a shampoo for proactive daily defense against lice. Switching shampoos during and immediately after camp may help reduce risk of an infestation,” says Schmidt.

Defend against the growth of an infestation with a gentle daily lice shampoo such as Vamousse Lice Defense, which kills lice[ref]As shown in lab studies[/ref] and is recommended for use during high-risk periods and for 10 to 14 days after potential exposure. It is pesticide-free and can be used by the entire family, including children as young as two.

If lice are already present, pesticide-free Vamousse Lice Treatment, with active ingredient natrum muriaticum, kills lice and eggs in 1 treatment and is even proven effective against pesticide-resistant super lice.[ref]Clinical trial conducted at Lice Source Services, Plantation, FL, Dec. 2015[/ref]

Super lice are lice that have developed a genetic resistance to certain pesticide-based ingredients that have been used in traditional over-the-counter (OTC) lice treatments for decades, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).[ref]American Academy of Pediatrics (2016) Report on lice Retrieved from[/ref] Making matters worse, recent reports have led parents to believe that all OTC products are ineffective against super lice. The fact is there are OTC products that are proven as an effective option for eliminating super lice.

Vamousse represents a new generation of head lice solutions available over-the-counter (OTC). The unique products give parents an accessible, affordable and effective way to tackle super lice to ensure their child is lice and worry free at summer camp.